Botox mom's daughter reportedly taken from her 

The woman who said she injected her 8-year-old daughter with the wrinkle-fighting medicine Botox had the girl taken away from her, ABC news reported Monday.

Britney Campbell was taken out of the home during the weekend, the network reported. The girl is reportedly “doing well.”

Kerry Campbell made the news last week after she appeared on the television shows “Good Morning America” and “Inside Edition.” Campbell, who said she enters her daughter in beauty pageants, said what she does is safe and that other members of the pageant community treat their children with Botox, too.

San Francisco officials began an investigation not long after Campbell appeared on TV. However, Trent Rhorer, executive director of the San Francisco Human Services Agency, said Monday that The City “no longer has a role in this case.”

Campbell, a native of England, reportedly lives in the Bay Area, but not in San Francisco as was initially reported.

Some news reports claimed she is not really a local resident or using her real name. ABC News, however, talked to Campbell’s cousin who said the woman is using her real name, but does not live in The City. The cousin also said Campbell started injecting her daughter with Botox to treat a rash.

Citing confidentiality laws, Rhorer declined to discuss whether another agency might have picked up the case.

Officials from California’s Child Protective Services also declined to comment, but said if they were looking into it, a local agency would be leading the investigation.

Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles. It is typically used to smooth wrinkles, but also is approved to treat other conditions, including neck spasms, excessive underarm sweating and migraine headaches.

It can be painful to anyone under the age of 18, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Campbell, a former beautician, has said she buys the drug mixture online.

California regulations only allow the drug to be administered by a doctor or a nurse acting under the supervision of a doctor, said Kim Brown, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, Brown said the drug requires a doctor’s prescription.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com
rnagle@sfexaminer.com

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 


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